Lori Lessem, AIA


Lori Lessem, AIA, is the founding principal of L2 Design Studio and has over 25 years of experience in award-winning architecture and interiors.

Lori has worked on projects from the initial concepts through final move-in, bringing a creative approach and passion to each phase. Her experience includes art galleries, athletic complexes, student centers, college/university and K-12 projects, corporate interiors, and custom residential. Lori is an active AIA Baltimore member and served as co-chair of the AIA Baltimore Equity committee. Lori is committed to supporting the growth of the profession and has served on the NCARB ARE 5.0 committee for the last three years.

Board members

Scott Walters, AIA


Scott A. McGovern, AIA LEED AP BD+C


Laura Wheaton, AIA AP BD+C


Martina Reilly, AIA


Melanie Ray, AIA


Ryan Jordan Pfarr, AIA


Sara Langmead, AIA

Allied Member Shadow Liaison

Malindi Lankatilleke


Lori Lessem, AIA


Madhuri Subramaniam, AIA


Trey Shamer, AIA

Allied Professional Shadow

Sandy Yellott

Bmore NOMA Liaison

Calvin McCargo, Jr. NCARB, NOMA, AIA

Bmore NOMAS Liaison

Kai Carson, AIAS, NOMAS

Associate Director

Samuel Lynch, Assoc. AIA

AIAS Liaison

Fatoumata Thiero

Fellows Liaison

Edward M. Hord, FAIA, LEED AP BD + C

Executive Director

Kathleen Lane, AIA, LEED AP

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